Aeon Video: A Jew Walks Into a Bar – Stand-up is even tougher when it’s again your religion

»Being a stand-up comedian is hard. It’s even harder when it’s against your religion. — Have you heard this one before? An ultra-Orthodox Jew breaks the rules by going online, falls in love with stand-up comedy, and starts performing in clubs to help manage his crippling social anxiety. With deadpan delivery, and often wearing traditional Jewish Orthodox clothing, David Finklestein has developed a comedic sensibility that connects with audiences at open mics in New York City. But even as he grows ever more comfortable on stage and finds a second home in the comedy community, the experience is rife with challenges and compromises.«

(25 min. / Infos)


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